In times of great turmoil and anxiety—when so many people in our own lives, and in society at large, urgently need our help – the contemplative practices of mindfulness can seem counterintuitive. Some wonder, is sitting here quietly, focusing on my breath, really helping anyone? But just as a warrior must put on armor, and just as doctors must put on personal protective equipment to safeguard themselves, so, too, do the practices of mindfulness prepare our hearts and minds to effectively and sustainably support those around us.
In this program, we will explore mindfulness practice with a wide-angle lens; examining how practices that make the mind calm and settled—but also bold, and bright—are the building blocks towards enacting immediate, incisive change, in our family units, in our professional units, and within culture as a whole. The first half of the program will focus on centering ourselves, and the second, on bringing that fortified center into the service of others. Audience: All Benefits-Eligible Faculty and Staff; Prerequisite: Introduction to Mindfulness, Ten Percent Happier, or a current mindfulness practice.
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